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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.

Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.

Monday, 14 September 2015

September thoughts.

September, thoughts on crops.

The weather wins this year in the attempts to grow some things, but there are somethings that have grown to triumph over the oddities of the weather.

  • A good crop of apples. 
  • Some very nice Tayberries ( I want to plant another of these) which seem to suit the allotment soil and growing conditions.
  • Redcurrants ( after netting). 
  • Peas.
Still looking OK : leeks, beetroot, sprouting broccoli.
 Possibly  sprouts but the caterpillars from the cabbage white butterfly that got under the net cloche may have harmed their potential.

I have managed to produce a good batch of compost that will be added to the plot in the coming months. Well, that is it for this update, things to do next.

a healthy potato plant in flower

a healthy potato plant in flower
photo of potatoes in flower

home grown carrots.. grown from seed

home grown carrots.. grown from seed
photo of my first bunch of carrots 2009

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful

Even a small batch of mixed fruit can be useful
Home Grown Fruit can be made into delicious compote